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Evaluation of a new method for stunning of farmed Atlantic salmon using electric stunner



Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is an important species for aquaculturists in British Columbia and other Canadian provinces. Annual production in B.C. is approximately 75,000 metric tonnes, with a wholesale value in excess of $ 250 million. During harvesting, the Atlantic salmon is transported from the farm site to the processing plant in well boats. This can be done with the fish being kept alive (live hauling), or the fish can be killed at the farm site and transported dead (dead-hauling) in refrigerated seawater (RSW). This latter method is considerably less costly than live hauling, as the well boat can take a much higher volume of fish per trip.

Program Name

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)


2006 - 2006


Pacific: Vancouver Island West Coast

Principal Investigator(s)

Henrik Kreiberg

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